Strymon delay comparison: Volante vs. El Capistan

This is a comparison of the brilliant Strymon delays.
Find out more about the sound of a new tape emulation, a dark, old and wobbling tape, a multi head disc style stetting and how the Volante and the El Capistan might sound in the mix.

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Strymon Iridium

NewsAlmost surprisingly, Strymon put the Iridium – an amp and IR cab simulator – on the market.
The Iridium emulates three classical amplifiers: The options called round, chime and punch are no less than the sounds of the Fender Deluxe Reverb, the Vox AC30 and a Marshall Plexi. Continue reading “Strymon Iridium”

DigiTech SDRUM midi sync with the Strymon Volante and Korg Volcas

This is a video about how to use the DelayDude Midi Sync Cables for a midi sync rig with the DigiTech SDRUM, the Strymon Volante, Korg Volca Keys and the Korg Volca FM. The bpm of the Strymon Volante have been synced with the SDRUM via midi. The Korg Volcas start and stop in sync and the speed is also synchronized with the SDRUM.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Evidence Audio SIS Cables, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Empress Echosystem vs. Strymon Volante

This is a stereo comparison of the most versatile delays at the moment. Enjoy the comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Strymon Volante. Please use your headphones!

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Strymon Volante vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Source Audio Nemesis.
Find out more about delay types like tape, noise tape/tape half speed, rhythmic/drum and how both of these great delays sound in the mix.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Strymon Volante – my favorite 7 settings

This is a video about the marvellous Strymon Volante.
For the Volante is an incredible extensive delay, I won’t even try to present all of its brilliant functions.
I only present my 7 favorite settings instead.

0:08 dark bouncing drum
0:47 bright slapback tape
1:17 wobbling drum
1:57 floating studio
2:23 percussive drum
2:55 worn-out drum
3:32 crisp drum

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Click here for a detailed review of the Volante.

Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon

Ask the DudeRecently, a YouTube subscriber directed the following questions concerning different reverb and delay effects to me and I thought, that the answers might be interesting for other guitarists too. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon”

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteSince the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteThe Italian as well as the Spanish word “Volante“ means wheel or travelling/flying.
I think, it refers to the magnetic disc of a Binson Echorec, for the Strymon Volante emulates its sounds (as well as further tape echo sounds) in a very special way. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Delay pedals for bass players?

Ask the DudeDelay pedals are a great invention and every guitarist should own at least one. But not only guitarist can benefit from the effects of a delay pedal. Bass players also can venture into a new realm by using a delay pedal. But there is one thing you should take into consideration. Continue reading “Delay pedals for bass players?”

Evolution of the pedalboard

pedalboard smallStarting to play guitar, most guitarists dispense with effect pedals.
The guitar connected to the amp is all you need to be happy. Continue reading “Evolution of the pedalboard”

Digital delays

In the 1980s, the first digital chips were used to produce delay pedals. The advantage was, that these racks and pedals were able to offer a longer delay time than the analog delays of those days and, at the same time, produced less hiss. Continue reading “Digital delays”

Multi Overdrive Part 3

In the first part of this article, I dedicated myself to multi overdrive pedals in general.
In the second part I introduced some interesting analog multi overdrive pedals.
And in this last part I would like to present some digital multi pedals. Continue reading “Multi Overdrive Part 3”

Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)

Effect PedalAlmost every guitarist who is addicted to delays is always searching for the perfect delay sound.
Uncountable analog and digital delays are jockeying for space on the pedalboard.
Early 21st century numerous manufacturers recognized this dilemma and started to invent multi digital delays.
Some of them I would like to present in a three-part series. Continue reading “Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)”

Delay Blind Comparison: Strymon El Capistan vs. Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

This is a blind comparison of the Strymon El Capistan with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

Clarification:

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